supported by
the National Science Foundation
written by Frederick Wicklin published by the University of Minnesota
This set of web pages introduces the mathematics of rainbows. It examines a mathematical model of light passing through a water droplet to help explain how rainbows are formed, why they only form when the sun is behind the observer, and what angle in the sky they can be seen. The material includes objectives, theory, questions to direct student analysis, and a conclusion.
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<a href="https://www.compadre.org/portal/items/detail.cfm?ID=8864">Wicklin, Frederick. Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, March 11, 1997.</a>
AIP Format
F. Wicklin, (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995), WWW Document, (http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/).
AJP/PRST-PER
F. Wicklin, Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows, (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995), <http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/>.
APA Format
Wicklin, F. (1997, March 11). Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Retrieved August 17, 2018, from University of Minnesota: http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/
Chicago Format
Wicklin, Frederick. Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, March 11, 1997. http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/ (accessed 17 August 2018).
MLA Format
Wicklin, Frederick. Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1995. 11 Mar. 1997. National Science Foundation. 17 Aug. 2018 <http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/>.
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@misc{
Author = "Frederick Wicklin",
Title = {Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows},
Publisher = {University of Minnesota},
Volume = {2018},
Number = {17 August 2018},
Month = {March 11, 1997},
Year = {1995}
}
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%A Frederick Wicklin
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